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22 September

Stainless Steel: The Metal of Choice in Agriculture and Food Processing Equipment by Columbus Stainless   Columbus Stainless, a member of the Spanish based Acerinox S.A. Group of Companies, is South Africa’s and Africa’s only producer of stainless steel flat products.  Founded in 1966, Columbus Stainless is the only fully integrated, technologically advanced, single site […]

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22 September

A Guide to Farming Saffron in South Africa by Jay Ferreira   Thousands of corns yield just a few grams of saffron. South Africa’s first saffron farmer, Renske van Zyl, explains the process of growing this delicate spice. Jay Ferreira reports.     In Asia, Europe and North Africa, saffron (Crocus sativus) is renowned for […]

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22 September

Top 10 FAQs About Growing Lavender For Profit by Craig Wallin     Growing lavender for profit can be a great way to turn your love of herbs and gardening into a solid income from selling lavender plants and the value-added products you can make. In many parts of the world, such as the Provence […]

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16 September

Smart Irrigation Design Proves Pivotal in Namibia’s First Successful Blueberry Harvest by Brandon Moss     July 2020 saw the commencement of Namibia’s first-ever commercial harvest of blueberries by local company Mashare Berries Farming (Pty) Ltd. The historic harvest is currently underway on a 20 ha development located close to the Okavango River between Mashare […]

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11 September

Starting a Peanut Butter Manufacturing Business by StartupBiz Global     Peanut butter is a highly nutritive product which is used as bread spread and added to food like rice, relish, smoothies, sauces, cookies and porridge. It’s high in proteins and contains low calories, thus it’s considered a healthy food.  Peanut butter manufacturing is a very […]

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09 September

Highland Essential Oils: Medicinal Plant Cultivation & Agro-Processing at its Best   What are Essential Oils? Essential Oils are the fragrant, highly concentrated natural constituents that are found in plants. They are what give the plant its characteristic odour and contain the healing power of the plant from which it was extracted. Essential oils are […]

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09 September

South African Essential Oil Producers’ Association   Global demand for products from the natural ingredients sector (which includes essential and vegetable oils) continues to reflect a strong upward trend, having increased by an average of 15% from 2018 to 2019. South Africa, with its rich diversity of flora and entrepreneurial farmers, is extremely well positioned […]

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09 September

Beyond the Pandemic – Impact Investment for Sustainability and Growth By Anton Verwey & Johan Maritz (inavitiQ) August 2020   Background In an article published in June this year, titled “The Recovery from Black Swans: Philosophy, Principles and Practices”, the philosophy, principles and practices required to craft the new normal were explored. Some examples of […]

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09 September

New Solutions for Agri & Africa Focussed Specialist Solar Company NeXEnergy by eVantage Group   NeXEnergy, a specialist solar pv business that is part of the, eVantage Group, a proud new member of the Agribusiness Development Corporation (ADC), has a strategic focus on African and agricultural markets. New solutions that they are now offering is […]

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09 September

OPRA Gas Turbine Driven Generator and Enerproject Gas Solutions – A Feasible Solution to Power Outages By Kirton Mechanical Equipment (KME)   Reduce your company’s reliance on power utilities by generating 1.8Mw of in-house power and benefiting from the hot exhaust gas, which can be used for a myriad of factory heating applications. In our […]

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